100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Atul Gawande, 51
Author, surgeon, professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health
- Years on list: 5
Gawande is executive director at Ariadne Labs, a joint center between Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that is working to find solutions to transform the delivery of healthcare around the world. Also a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Gawande is a prolific writer on healthcare policy and has recently addressed topics such as health insurance coverage, opioid abuse, geographic variation in quality and the role of ambulatory surgery centers.